South Korea's D.H. Lee leads Web.com Tour Finals opener
FORT WAYNE, Ind. (AP) South Korea's D.H. Lee shot a 6-under 66 on Saturday to take a three-stroke lead over India's Anirban Lahiri in the Web.com Tour Finals-opening Hotel Fitness Championship.
Lee had seven birdies and a bogey to reach 15-under 201. He finished 15th on the Web.com Tour regular-season money list to earn a 2015-16 PGA Tour card and is playing the four-event series in a bid to improve his tour priority status.
Lahiri, the first Indian player to qualify for the International Presidents Cup team, had a 70. Ranked 40th in the world, he tied for fifth in the PGA Championship.
The series features the top 75 players from the Web.com Tour money list, Nos. 126-200 from the PGA Tour's FedEx Cup standings and non-members of the tour such as Lahiri who earned enough money to have placed in the top 200 had they been eligible to receive points.
The top 25 players on Web.com regular-season money list earned 2015-16 PGA Tour cards. They are competing against each other for PGA Tour priority, with regular-season earnings counting in their totals and the final leader getting a spot in The Players Championship. The other players are fighting for another 25 cards based on their earnings in the series.
Sam Saunders, Arnold Palmer's grandson, was third at 11 under after a 65. He finished 137th in the FedEx Cup standings.